The Good Shepherd

Someone extremely special to me is going through a very difficult time.  There are people of various ages affected and they all need prayer support.  If you pray, it is with a sincere heart I ask you to say a prayer for this person with me.

The other day I was in church for some quiet prayer time.  I was praying in particular about this situation. I suddenly stopped praying which is very unusal for me. When I have my prayer time, I often talk the whole time.  If I stop, I get distracted or feel awkward like I need to say something.

I find it difficult to just sit and listen for some inner voice to speak to me while I am praying.  I am never sure if it is me talking to myself or if it is God talking to me.

But this time I suddenly stopped praying and just sat there.  I looked at all of the things on the altar and the surrounding walls as if searching for something. My eyes were drawn up to the rose window at the front of the church.  It is a stained glass rose window which shows Jesus surrounded by lambs and He is holding one of the lambs lovingly in His arms.

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It became clear to me that this extremely special person is that lamb.  Emotions flooded my eyes and heart at the realization Jesus is carrying this person through this time.  The other lambs surrounding Jesus are those of us drawing closer to Him and walking this path as well ~ staying close by and ever watchful. The lamb in His arms may not realize it just yet, but if they could just stop wiggling and trying to get down, maybe they could see whose loving arms are around them.

It got me to thinking that so often Jesus is seeking to rescue us out of difficult situations.

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He is constantly looking for us when we become lost or choose the wrong path.

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His hands are always reaching out to us, inviting us to draw near to Him, wanting us to let Him take care of us and nurture our needs.

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1 Chronicles 16:11 Look to the Lord and His strength, seek His face always.

Note:  Images are not my own.  They were taken from free images on Google

8 thoughts on “The Good Shepherd

  1. This is a Beautiful post Dear❤ I will say prayers for that person close to you, I have started saying the Rosary , weekdays at least, and pray for all different people. Jesus is always trying 5os reach out to us , we just Ltd need to trust in him. Have a blessed day, Terri.💗

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